The ballerina costumes had a real baroque feel to them and although they have received critisicm for not including straps, as swan lake ballerinas would wear purely for function, I think art overtook practicality on this one. Natalie Portman's makeup and hair looked AMAZING when she played the White Swan!
I totally fell in love with the white, floor-length gown Natalie wore in the film (which I'm assuming was Rodarte?). Here is the initial sketch...
And here is the gown on screen...uhhhh, so beautiful!!! It would make an incredible wedding dress!
So my overall thoughts on this film is that it was as much about fashion as it was about mental illness and instability. BUT, don't think that the fashion is the main star of the show...it just decorated the background of what was altogether a brilliantly twisted and unpredictable story. There were quite a few points in this film where I literally jumped out of my chair. But on a flip side, there are a few genuinely funny points too. Natalie's character, Nina, wants so much to be perfect, disciplined and in control that it takes over her whole world. She's so obsessed with her Swan Lake character that she eventually becomes just that. She pushes her body and mind to the brink in a quest for ultimate perfection in her art.
I give this film a 9 out of 10! It's not just a film for girls, I really do think that guys would like this movie too (and if they still aren't keen, just let them know about the girl-on-girl scene between Natalie and Mila!ha ha).
Have you seen this movie yet? What were your thoughts?